Eiffel Tower Reopens After Workers' Strike

Written by Camilla Jessen

Feb.26 - 2024 8:15 AM CET

Photo: Shutterstock.com
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The Eiffel Tower welcomed back tourists on Sunday, ending a six-day closure caused by a workers' strike over the landmark's upkeep.

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The tower's management has agreed with unions on a plan to invest 380 million euros by 2031 for necessary repairs.

Wage discussions also began this week, aiming for a resolution next month. Workers had been pushing for wages to match the revenue from ticket sales.

As a 135-year-old icon, the Eiffel Tower is set to be a central feature in the upcoming Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games, with medals incorporating iron from the tower.

Open every day of the year, the Eiffel Tower was shut down for 10 days last year during nationwide protests against pension reforms.

Additionally, a one-day strike occurred on December 27 to mark the centenary of its creator's death.

Media reports have voiced concerns over metal corrosion since 2010, warning of potential structural failure without prompt repairs.

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